For most of her life, she was not an important person. Apogica[note 1] became the Doyenne after she killed the despotic old king of the Crown of Glass, possibly with a saber. A facsimile of the king now serves as a guide through the Crown of Glass' Gallery.
She resembles Grace Jones, with very high cheekbones and incredibly dark skin. On her first appearance, she wore a high, angular flat-top cut and a dress made of glass. On the crew of the Myriad's arrival in Sculpture City, she was bald, and wore a sequined dress whose long back hem split into two tails, almost like a tuxedo. The night of the same day, when she spoke with Grand Magnificent, she wore a dress with a high collar reaching her temples and long sleeves, along with gloves. In another meeting with Grand, she wore her hair in braids with gold ornaments woven throughout.
- ↑ Undela likely from the word undulate, to move like a wave, or perhaps undelayed, and Apogica likely from apogee, the point in a satellite's orbit farthest from the planet it is circling.